Mailbox Monday – December 7, 2009

mailboxMonday1Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday – a weekly event hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Each week readers share what books arrived at their house and link up their posts to Marcia’s blog.

I received three intriguing books this week…

LotusEatersThe Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli arrived from St. Martin’s Press thanks to TLC Book Tours. This book is due for publication in April 2010 and you can find an early review of it here on Caribousmom when I tour it March 24th (to see the full tour schedule visit TLC Book Tours here). In Soli’s debut novel, an American photojournalist captures the chaos of the Vietnam War, and finds herself caught between the love of two men. Although this is Soli’s first novel, her short stories have appeared in StoryQuarterly, Confrontation, Gulf Coast, Other Voices, Nimrod, Third Coast, Carolina Quarterly, Sonora Review and North Dakota Quarterly among other publications. To learn more about Soli and her work, visit the author’s website.

FairestPortionofGlobeThe Fairest Portion of the Globe by Frances Hunter came to direct from the authors (Mary and Liz Clare writing as Frances Hunter). This novel is due for publication in February 2010 through Blind Rabbit Press. This historical thriller is set along the American frontier in the 18th century and is marked by a conspiracy to liberate Louisiana from Spain. Mary and Liz Clare are known for their extensive research and have previously published To The Ends of the Earth which won them several literary awards. To learn more about the book and the authors’ work, visit their website.

storminthebloodStorm in the Blood by Jon Stephen Fink arrived from Erica at Harper Perennial. Based on a true story, this novel is set in 1910 and explores the roots of terrorism and the perils of the immigration experience in London at that time. Fink is also the author of four previous novels, one of which was recently re-issued by Harper Perennial (Further Adventures). Read more about the author on the Harper site.

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  1. Wow, that was quick! Glad to see that The Lotus Eaters arrived so fast.

    All three of these look really good.. lucky you!!

    Have a great week, Wendy!

  2. I received Lotus Eaters as well and am really looking forward to reading that one. Storm in the Blood sounds like one I would really like to read in the future. happy reading

    • Katy on December 7, 2009 at 09:30

    Great set of books! A Storm in the Blood sounds interesting! Happy reading!

  3. Some interesting arrivals this week. I’ll have to check out A Storm in the Blood.

    • Mary on December 7, 2009 at 09:37

    The Lotus Eaters is starting to show up on lists.
    Enjoy all your books this week!

  4. All three of these books sound good. I will be watching for your reviews. I think I will put them all on my wishlist. Happy reading!

    • Megan on December 7, 2009 at 10:13

    I keep seeing The Lotus Eaters around, and I’m very curious about it. Can’t wait to hear what you think (but I guess I’ll have to! LOL).

  5. Wow. I don’t think I’ve heard of any of these yet. Can’t wait to hear what you think of them.

    • Staci on December 7, 2009 at 12:54

    Storm in the Blood caught my eye….enjoy your goodies!

    • Kathy on December 7, 2009 at 13:37

    Wow, Storm in the Blood sounds fascinating.

    • Care on December 7, 2009 at 14:06

    I agree with Kathy that Storm in the Blood looks extremely fascinating.

  6. All of your new books sound very interesting! I only got one, but I’m not complaining. I’m trying desperately to whittle down my stacks!

    • Cynthia on December 8, 2009 at 07:19

    Great books. Happy Reading!

    • Lisa on December 8, 2009 at 12:43

    I’m excited to get to The Lotus Eaters!

    • Wendy on December 9, 2009 at 13:14

    Lisa: Thanks! I hope you are also having a good week. I was surprised at how quickly I got The Lotus Eaters. The cover is pretty!

    Serena: I’ll look forward to reading your thoughts on The Lotus Eaters. I love books based on true stories, so it was a no-brainer for me to accept Storm in the Blood *laughs*

    Katy: Thanks 🙂

    Bookshelf Monstrosity: Storm in the Blood seems to be catching a lot of eyes!

    Mary: I think that is probably because of the tour coming up.

    Beth: Well if you get any of them, I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts!

    Megan: It won’t be too, too long…the days seem to be flying by!

    Susan: I must admit, that is one of the things I really love about ARCs and review copies – I end up finding out about really interesting books before they are out and about.

    • Wendy on December 9, 2009 at 13:16

    Staci: Thanks – I agree that Storm in the Blood sounds interesting.

    Kathy: You seem to be in agreement with most of the commenters on that!

    Care: Well, I hope it lives up to the hype!

    Les: I don’t think my stacks will EVER be whittled down!

    Cynthia: Thank you!

    Lisa: you and me both!

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